Get out there
Get out there

The Physics & Astronomy Department hosts a variety of academic and social events year-round.

Academic functions include workshops, seminars, and colloquia aimed at advancing physics knowledge within the university and Lincoln communities. Two lecture series, the Physics Department Colloquia and AMOP Seminars are delivered on novel topics of physics research. Annual events such as the Jerry E. Ruckman Public Lecture Series and the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physical Sciences engage Lincoln-area teachers and students from around the nation.

Socials include an ice cream social, fall picnic, holiday potluck, and spring recognition luncheon to celebrate recent graduates. The Society of Physics Students also hosts its own activities.

Spotlight and Events

Department Spotlight

Professor Steve Ducharme shows Sunspotters to Solar Eclipse Fair attendees.

The Department of Physics & Astronomy hosted the Science and Engineering Expo at Haymarket Park on August 21 for the total solar eclipse. Lincoln was one of many towns in Nebraska that experienced 100% totality in 2017.

Stack of colloquia abstract flyers


Colloquia are presented in Jorgensen Hall, room 136, on Thursdays at 4 p.m. during fall and spring semesters.

WoPhyS 2016 STEM punk: October 27 through 29


The WoPhyS conference is organized by Nebraska's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center MRSEC and by Nebraska-Kansas EPSCoR. Research active undergraduates in physical sciences are invited to attend this conference. If you are currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in physics, chemistry, engineering, astronomy, or related STEM disciplines, then this conference is for you!

Diffraction pattern

AMOP Seminars

Seminars are presented in Jorgensen Hall, room 145, on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. during Fall and Spring semesters.

For more activities, visit our Get Involved page.